Wrinkles are a natural part of aging.
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and begins to lose its elasticity. As a result, skin sags in places, causing wrinkles.
But just because they’re natural doesn’t mean that we have to like them. It also doesn’t mean that they can’t be prevented.
Keep reading to learn how to prevent wrinkles and keep your skin young and vibrant for as long as possible.
Stay Out of the Sun
Whether you tend to tan easily or burn within minutes of stepping outside, sun exposure can cause your skin to age prematurely.
Suntans and burns alike can cause your skin to wrinkle faster than it should.
Any time you’ll be stepping outside, you need to start wearing sunscreen. Even if you only plan to be outside for a few minutes, having sunscreen on can help protect your skin from dangerous UV rays.
If you’re very prone to sunburns or worry that you won’t remember to reapply your sunscreen regularly, you may want to also wear protective gear, like a hat and a lightweight, long-sleeve shirt.
Not only will this help to prevent wrinkles, but it can also help you protect yourself from melanoma.
Become a Back Sleeper
Many experts believe that sleeping on your stomach, with your face pressed against your pillow, can cause premature wrinkles.
While scientific proof of this is still pending, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Learning to sleep on your back will protect your face from wrinkles. If you can’t stand to sleep on your back all the time, consider swapping your old pillowcase for something gentler on the skin, like high-quality cotton, satin, or silk.
Moisturize Your Skin Daily
While changing your habits is important for preventing wrinkles, so is taking better care of your skin.
Every woman’s skincare routine, regardless of her age, should include a moisturizer.
The right moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated, which in turn supports healthy elasticity to keep your skin tight and plump.
Which moisturizer you use depends on your skin’s needs. If you’re also worried about saggy skin, an anti-aging moisturizer might be the right choice. If you suffer from dry skin, a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid is a great option.
Simplify Your Skin Care Routine
When you’re trying to reverse the signs of aging, clear up acne, or reduce redness, it can be easy to fall into the trap of making your skin care routine too complicated. You may add product after product to try to give yourself glowing, healthy skin.
But in reality, you may end up damaging your skin even more.
Too many products and especially too many harsh products will dry out your skin and can even cause irritation.
Simplify your skin care routine, and opt for natural products.
How to Prevent Wrinkles and Keep Your Skin Youthful
Simplifying your skin care routine, moisturizing daily, sleeping on your back, and protecting your skin from sun damage are all important.
Now that you know how to prevent wrinkles and keep your skin young, it’s time to start designing your new skincare routine.
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